We Are Skilled Pelvic Health Physiotherapists in South Calgary.
Pelvic Health is a focused area of physiotherapy practice. We are proud to provide this much needed service at Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture since we opened our doors in 2006. From our patient and physician referrals, we have grown into the respected pelvic health program it is today – employing the greatest number of pelvic health physiotherapists in Calgary.
Why are we successful at what we do? It comes down to caring about our patients and carefully listening to their stories. (And of course, years of experience and taking countless advanced courses helps too.) Our job is to be a detective and find the missing clues that helps our patients feel like themselves once again.
What Does Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Treat?
- Urinary problems such as incontinence (leaking), frequent peeing, urgency
- Bowel problems such as incontinence (leaking) and constipation
- Pelvic pain – inside and outside the pelvis
- Painful or difficult intercourse
- Prenatal and Postpartum
- Before and after pelvic surgery
You do WHAT? WHERE?
Yes, that is correct. Pelvic health physiotherapy is unique in that we are trained to check your pelvis from in the inside out. That means a vaginal and/or rectal examination. The internal or “pelvic” exam is the gold standard to fully understand the function of the muscles, nerves, and organs that are causing problems.
Of course, the choice is always the patient’s to make. There are many aspects of pelvic health that can be looked at and treated from the outside – and we do that too – however, knowing exactly what is happening inside the pelvic cavity takes away the guess work. This skill brings you the most success.
Pelvic Health is Important. We Can Help.
Visit us for compassionate, discrete pelvic health therapy.
How We Address Pelvic Health
There are a myriad of other physiotherapy skills we use for our pelvic health treatments. Remember, we are licensed, regulated physiotherapists too! Once completing the biomechanical exam – on the “outside” of the body – and internal pelvic exam – on the “inside” of the body – we will often use a variety of other skills for treatment such as:
- Hands on treatment of particular joints, muscles, and tissues; this is not just limited to the pelvis. Often, we are working on other areas of the body that impacts the pelvic floor and its contents.
- Acupuncture and Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) needling
- Therapeutic taping
- Education about how the brain and nervous system plays a special role in the pelvis
- Bladder retraining
- Muscle electrotherapeutic stimulation
Whether you are pregnant with pelvic pain, a runner who leaks, a male who has had prostate surgery, or have a child with constipation issues – pelvic health physiotherapists can help.
Our Health & Lifestyle Blog
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Pediatric Constipation: What is Your Child’s Poo Telling You?July 21, 2017
By Lori Walker Krause, PT Some people even revel in the chance to sit down, take a few deep breaths, and maybe catch up on some reading (or just have a few minutes to hide from your children. Maybe.) Whereas others, particularly young children, may find the hassle and potential struggle of having a bowel movement unappealing and will do ...read more
Slouch is Ouch: Three Parts of Your Body Slouching ImpactsJune 29, 2017
Today, most people spend a good part of their day sitting down. Whether it’s working in an office, sitting in a classroom, or how we spend our recreational time, we (people) have never spent more time on our butts. This isn’t doing your posture any favours- ditto for your back, neck, and shoulders.read more
7 Useful Tips to a Successful Bowel Movement After Giving BirthJune 6, 2017
By Gayle Hulme, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Many women have a fear of passing stool (aka pooping) while giving birth. But there can be an equal amount of fear when it comes time to have your first bowel movement after the baby has arrived. This is a common fear and to counter fear, my belief has always been to educate patients ...read more